tv Piers Morgan Tonight CNN December 3, 2011 3:00am-4:00am EST
♪ you ever wanted to be a rock star, i mean a proper rock star, then this show is for you. tonight i'm hanging out with the rudest, baddest, raunchiest band in the history of rock 'n' roll. motley crue. ♪ tommy lee, vince kneel, nikki sixx, mick mars. tonight their first ever sitdown here at the hollywood go-go club, place that put them on the map nearly three decades ago. nobody does sex, drugs and red sox n roll quite as enthusiasticically as motley crue and tonight they promilessed to teach me a thing or two. this could get messy. motley crue, one night only, this is "peers morgan tonight."
♪ kickstart my heart, ooh, are you ready girl ♪ here i am the world famous whiskey and go-go club in hollywood where it all started to are my guests tonight, motley crue. they literally lived here for six months. this was their home. gentlemen, you're still alive. let's start on a positive note. >> oh, man, we are barely. >> 30 years after you lived in this very establishment, i did a quick count really of what's happened in those 30 years and it could be sum vialsed as drug-fueled rampages, hotel trashing, self-destruction, bankruptcies, broken marriages, near death, arrests, incarcerations, endless fighting, near deportation. thoughts? >> sounds like a good time. >> if you. you the it that way. >> what a movie. wow. >> how do you feel? being back here? it must benostalgic thing for you guys. >> we were talking when we were younger we thought this place was huge and we walk in, oh my
god, this place is so little. >> really small. >> how did we get on that stage? >> it's very intimate and very, i mean it feels historic, doesn't it? you look around the walls, all the greats played here. >> yes. >> what was when you first played here what was the experience like for you? >> it was pretty exciting. you know, because all of us grew up here, and so you want to play the whiskey and go-go, the roxie, the troubadour, gazarie's when it was there. when we played here we thought we made it. >> that was the slot. >> that was it. that means you're big time. >> three nights here. >> friday, saturday, sunday. >> there was a picture somewhere of that, it said "sold out, friday, saturday, sunday" how much bigger do you get than that? that was it, we made it. >> we were so naive, oh my god we've made it. >> yeah, we made it. >> mick, you seem slightly less excited by this whole experience at the moment.
does it not bring back quite the happy memories as it does for the others? >> let me see, i remember back when the birds played here, the doors played here, all that stuff, and you know, driving by and seeing all the bands and i'm like one day i'm going to be there. always, always thought i was going to be here. >> what was it like to realize that dream? >> you know, like it was like a dream come true. i mean, you know when you're a little guy, and you go by and you see all these people, you see david crosby and stuff and you go like whoa! you know, and it's like i'm going to be there. >> but it's almost impossibly glamorous if you're a rocker to be on sunset boulevard in hollywood in the whiskey & go-go. even now it feels glamorous to me. if you were scripting, creating for a movie, a rock band, you guys, you've done everything i would always want to do if i was in a rock band.
>> could you join our band. >> i would love to join your band. >> there you go. >> seriously. i could do a bit, play a bit of piano and sing badly. i would fit in quite well. >> you know, i was just thinking that there was a line down the middle where the stage is over there, and there was the punk rockers that were sort of left over, there was new wave that was left over, and then on this other side, there was these new kids coming to see motley crue and it was all kind of meshing but there was a moment where they wouldn't hang out together so we had like the polinsil fans and heavy metal and this glam rock we were doing and set the stage for everything we did in the future. >> do you feel lucky to be serious for a moment, do you feel lucky that you're all still here to remember the early days in the sense that so many of our contemporaries didn't make t you know, the ones who lived the life. do you feel lucky? >> i think we're very lucky. but it was kind of like the
right time. we were the right time at the right place for us, and we've just kind of done it right. we've always done it our way in the last 30 years, and you know we've always kind of tried to reinvent ourselves and the main thing is we got the younger fans now, like we have the 12-year-old kids in "shout the devil" shirts and their dads with their 5-year-olds up on their shoulders for their first concerts. it's really cool. >> like trainers. >> now three of you are 50 and one, tommy, you're 49. >> i'm 49. >> you're 49. >> i'm 48. >> you're 50. >> i'm 60. >> you're 49, right, the rest of you are 50. this is like a tipping point for many bands. >> yeah. >> are you feeling easy, unanxious? does 50 mean anything? mick jagger is still bouncing around in his six 60s. >> he can do it, the stones can do it, the list goes on. >> grow out disgracefully?
>> yeah, disgracefully. >> the cliche of being the big rock band is the sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll. i can't think of any band in history that has lived up to this expectation better than you guys. is it all it's cracked up to be or when you look back do you wish you'd been slightly more temperate? >> i think we just had fun. you know, i mean when you first had like a little bit of fame and a little bit of money and there's girls and you know you get a little crazy and that's where all of the mainly stories when we were first starting out in the early 80s, but i think every band does that. you know, they just, we just have better stories. >> you guys did. >> mick i've always seen you as the charlie watts figure looking on. >> eight ball. >> i was always -- >> he just doesn't talk about it. >> he was its worst out of all of us. >> no, i wasn't. >> absolutely. >> this guy had just turned,
just, he was just only 18, and in february -- >> 18? >> in february he turned 19. this guy had just turned 17. this guy was barely 21. i was already 30. >> you were not. he was not. he always says that. >> he doesn't even know when his birthday is. he has two birthdays. >> what i'd like to do is you have this brilliant enscription in the book "the dirt" and i'll just go through with you each one by one to see if you agree with the assessment of you individually. vince, managing this band was never easy, four damaged individuals. vince is a california surfer rock guy, the peacock of peacocks who never really had to work for his fame." >> i disagree with that. >> in what way? >> i had jobs just like everybody else. i used to build freeway bridges. i was a pizza delivery guy. i had jobs, you know. electrician. but you know, this was a job
that wasn't really a job. because when this band first started, i was working. i think you guys were all working doing something, too. i was electrician at the time. >> what were you doing, mick? >> i remember i was selling light bulbs. >> he was. >> you were building bridges. what were you doing? >> painting houses. >> mick? >> i was repairing motorcycles. >> amazing. amazing sort of sequence of events that brings you together to become this huge band. you said about you, mick, you were the exact opposite of vince, a guy who had wiped [ bleep ] off his head for his whole life and was thankful just to have a moment in the sun even if it ended the next day." apart from you looking like you've never seen the sun in about 40 years, would you agree with the rest of his assessment? >> yeah, of course, yeah especially the whitest part. because i haven't. i go the my studio tan on, you know. >> you're the best behaved of the band, right?
you always have been. the least naughty. [ bleep ]. >> we can put it this way, i'm the most secretive guy. >> exactly. >> that's more like it. >> exactly. >> the classier end of the bad boy mark, the less demonstrative? >> well, you know -- >> the darkest. >> that's why i wear black. >> i went to mick's house once and tried to open the door and the door went crr, he goes just come in and i go i can't and he moves a box in a rocket launcher he had delivered so don't let him tell you he's the well behaved one. >> nikki, doug said you were basically a nerd which i found extraordinary description of you except when you had jack daniels inside you which was just about every night. >> that's about right. >> i think i grew up in idaho and looked up to the bands, aerosmith and kiss and the
stones and i always wanted to be like them and it was my fantasy that i really wasn't that. i lived on a farm in idaho. how is that going to happen and i came to los angeles and i started to kind of take on that persona and just started songwriting and copying my heroes and just kind of once motley crue happened, it's like i felt like i was really myself but definitely came from a nerd background. definitely. >> and he described you as a little kid, running around looking for mother and father figures, he could be the sweetest, most big-hearted kid in the world or the most spoiled, temperamental brat." >> i choose number two. >> that's a pretty good overall description. >> temperamental, fiery, unpredictable? >> you know, i don't know. i don't know about that. i'll go with --
>> just agree with me. >> sure, whatever. >> ozzy osbourne, you toured with him. i was trying to imagine who would have won that particular -- presumably when you tour with ozzy both at the peak of your powers, these are some heavy nights going down. who won? let's cut to the quick here. who was the bigger hell-raiser? >> well, i think ozzy did win in the end but it was a good fight. >> sharon would come out and she'd threaten to kick us off the tour, i remember, so we were some pretty bad influences. >> for sharon to do that you must have been despicable. what were do youing? >> when she would leave he'd ride on our tour bus with us. he'd be on the bus the whole time. >> they'd come knocking on our doors to empty our mini bars. >> ozzy would show up at the bus, knock on the door and you'd
look out and ozzy in a dress and just come in, sit down and do a line of coke and have a drink and talk to you like nothing was wrong and then leave and we would be like, ozzy was just in a dress. how do you top that? >> i can't remember, i think one or two of you recently described a kind of average day at the height of motley crue mania, in the party phase. and it was just utterly compelling. every detail was compelling. have you ever been on the dark side of rock 'n' roll. at your peak. performance peak, i mean party peak, how would it go? >> it was just one big day, you wake up 1:00, 2:00 in the afternoon, and get a bottle of jack daniels. >> first thing do you? >> first thing you do, yeah. we were making -- we had like --
>> oh, god. >> we made tuna and the ball still had toot inside of it, sitting there for three days and grabbed cereal and didn't have any milk so used jack daniels. >> yeah. >> with your captain crunch. >> you intravenously injected jack daniels, is this true? come on, one of you. hold your hands up. >> dumb and dumber. we thought it was a good idea. >> was it a good idea? >> we thought it was a good idea. i went to sleep really quickly. >> let me just, bigotry, do not try this at home. >> do not. >> how many times did you do it? >> actually it only happened once. >> it happened once and that's for me personally i went wait a second, we could have just easily drank this. this has gone way to too. >> there was really no reason to inject it. >> no, that's what we were like
what are we doing. >> did it taste any better coming through your veins? >> exactly the same, drips down the back of your throat. >> without the pleasure of the sip as it were. >> i think that's the problem with this band, always trying to top ourselves. so that was one of those moments where we went, that was just stupid. >> that was stupid. >> midafternoon, you've got the bottle of jack daniels, some of you intravenously injected it, you're drinking jack daniels and corn flakes and then what happens? >> at the gig. >> you head down to the stadium. >> down and get some girls, and start all over again. >> we had a pretty organized way of getting girls, too. >> explain to me. there were sections, right, and you would basically call out to your guy a section in a row. >> bingo. g4. >> and his guy would go out, while vince was singing, he would give them a yes or a no if
he got near the fat girl, it would be no, and yeah. >> oh. >> hey, that was then. >> terrible! terrible! >> so this is fascist bingo basically. >> and then there was a room. >> did women ever say no when they got the tap on the shoulder? >> the boyfriends would say no. >> standard. >> that so made it difficult. >> and so now what, sort of 8:00, 9:00. >> here is the best thing. >> go. >> i'm on stage, i drank straight vodka, right? so i have a glass about this big, full. right? this guy is thirsty, he comes over to my place, and drank it and he thought it was water. >> you have a sign that said "mars aid" and it was a giant thing. it was a splash of gatorade for color. >> what sort of drugs knocking around there? >> kind of everything. >> there was the bottle caps, remember the bottle caps?
>> what were the bottle caps? >> along the stage. >> after you drink the beers we would collect the bottle caps and put a little powder in the bottle caps and put them around the stage so if you needed a boost because of too much mars aid, you would just grab a bottle cap and flip the battle cap into the crowd. >> of course. >> now the gig ends. he's on a two-hour show on average? >> on average two hours. >> it would be heinous back stage i imagine. >> like the shower rooms and -- >> clarify? >> it would just be girls and drug dealers and just alcohol and -- >> just wild. how many women are back stage? >> there was always enough. usually started out with like 30 or 40 girls and then weed them down to -- >> what? >> 10, 15. so three or four each. >> he'd take six. >> you'd take six. >> yeah he always took more and i sought resentment toward singer.
he would always be the first one to get cleaned up and go in there and pick the cream and then leave. >> he'd beat us into the room and leave with some of the best ones. we're like dude! >> he he never played fair. >> because you guys never showered. >> selfishness. >> true. true. >> what were we doing? >> yeah, vince was smarter than us. >> any part of you slightly regret the manner that you treated these ladies or did they not care? >> well they didn't have far to walk home, i'm sure i got that right. or toss them out in the hallway with the $20 bill and go -- >> any of them feel used or was it more this is the best night of their lives, you know? >> i think the '80s were the '50s and then you got the '60s, and then it was the '70s, we're topping that, and our intention was to top everything that we had seen before. >> to be the most excessive band
ever. >> and that's what the audience was in for the same thing. it was a wild experience, and i think everybody knew what they were getting into. >> people weren't worried about diseases. if you were to wear a condom you were wearing it to not get someone pregnant, not to prevent a disease. it was a free-for-all. >> remember we had girlfriends come out, line up in the showers and we would of a doctor come and give everybody a big shot of penicillin just in case. >> but the thing is he would say -- >> precautionary penicillin. >> you know you can't drink on this and we would have our bottle of jack and that was the hard part. >> let's have a break, mainly so i can recover from the sheer xast rated jealousy i'm now experiencing towards you for the lives you've led. we'll be back in a moment. ♪ i'm such a good, good boy ♪ ntals. analysis. information. i trade on tradearchitect.
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>> should we go check it out? >> my special guests motley crue, very entertaining romp through the good old days there. do any of you still drink? >> occasionally i drink. >> the rest of you it's all over? no drugs anymore? >> nope. >> no. >> no. >> you've cleaned up basically? >> yes. sad, isn't it? >> i had to. >> it is really sad. do you feel sad or is it like one of those things that eventually that's it. >> i mean for me, it just quit working, it started to go the other way, wasn't fun anymore. once i got it out of my life things got better. >> you had the most hideous experience, you nearly died. >> yes. >> you were almost dead for a couple of minutes after a heroin overdose. tell me about that. >> heroin was like pills was like cocaine, was like alcohol, was like girls. it was just there. especially in hollywood it was everywhere and you could pick it up and use it or not, and we were kind of into seeing, we wanted to experience everything
really, to be honest with you and i have a very addictive personality and those two things don't go together good. i ended up strung out and bad and then i got away from it and i had to get away from alcohol and it's all turned out great. all of that stuff kind of makes you who you are today. >> with you, even after that experience, you still carried on but what was the moment for you, when you finally kicked heroin? because it's a hard drug to get rid of. >> you know, i went to rehab. i left rehab, i went back, got on drugs. i did some just cold turkey stuff, and would last a couple of weeks but it was really, god, it was 20 years ago or so, i had a really bad overdose, ended up in the hospital, came out, shot overagain and the next morning i woke up in the hospital and the light was on and i never picked it up again.
it was hard to go through withdrawal but i knew in my head i don't want this because i loved my band. i didn't have a family then so the band was the only family i had and i didn't want to throw the band a with a, the music away for that. it wasn't worth it. >> this arthritis that you have, how does that affect your life? >> you know, it's more of an inconvenience than anything else for me, because it's like you know, standing up straight is a little tough for me, because just to make a long story short, when i'm on stage, this is the most worst part, walking in to things. >> really? >> walking into microphones, walking into the drum riser, walking into like things that i want to see on stage that move and do things is like i can't see it. i can see about the first four or five rows of people. i don't think that they clearly have found an answer for what
starts a.s., but they're getting close. i've read that they found a lot more different genes that work with the hlav 27. i sound like a doctor, huh? >> you do, yeah. i'm almost surprised. this is a chronic condition, isn't it? >> yes, yeah. >> do you all suffer from other weird side effects of being rock stars? i mean, the classic i guess the ears, i mean you go to bed, do you have ringing ears now, do you have the permanent thing with it? >> yeah, right now. >> do you? are you kidding? >> no, i mean we all, i think we all have hearing damage for sure. >> yeah, absolutely. >> mine worse on my left side than my right. it's just part of it. i have a lawsuit pending against tommy lee for his cymbal. his right cymbal is always in my ear because i'm on this side, yeah. >> chang, chang!
>> it's hard. >> any other side effects? what are the other side effects from being rockers? i mean you all are reasonably healthy. >> you know what? just getting older is hard and doing this gracefully is really important to us. i just had to have one of my knees, meniscus was torn, i had to have surgery and have to have the other one, mick's had his hip replaced. we've been doing it for a long time and doing it hard for a long time. i talked to a lot of cats in their late 50s, early 60s and you have to work hard at it. the good news is we're still here and love what we're doing and worth putting the work in. next the tragic death and darkest days of vince neil's life. >> i pretty much tried to kill myself every day with drugs and alcohol and i would disappear for months at aim time, not tell anybody where i was at. ♪ when we started this band, all we needed, needed was a laugh ♪ ♪
cancer. collectively, when you look back at that period in your life, was that the moment for you, did that change everything for you? >> well, i mean, you know, as a father, you know you want to be there to protect your children and do whatever you can to keep them safe and with something like with cancer, you're just really helpless, you know, there's nothing you can do about it. there's nothing -- it was just a really hard, hard time. obviously, you know, really having to go to the hospital every day and seeing her still be in good spirits and you know she's not going to make it, and -- >> you knew that, did you? >> yeah, well the doctors really from the beginning they said it was, you know, it was a bit dodgy whether she would ever survive this. she had 12 operations, something like that, and we had some hope at some point but it just didn't
work out, and after she passed away, it took me a long time to deal with it, and i pretty much tried to kill myself, you know, every day with pills and alcohol, and i would just disappear for months at a time, not tell anybody where i was at, and in and out of rehabs and you know, then i finally just pulled it together, and i kind of told myself that i had to do something in her name to keep her name alive and her memory alive, and then so i started the foundation and -- >> tell me about the foundation. >> the skylar neil foundation, with he raise money for anybody who really needs it, children's hospitals or like even these things we make these things called owie bow wowies, little dogs the kids can take their temperature and make them feel better. it's nice to sit down at the end of the year and write checks to
people that really need it. and it keeps her, you know, really keeps her memory alive. >> people want to donate money how do they do it that? >> skylarneil.org. >> simple as that? >> that's it, yeah. >> tommy, you've got two children, two boys? >> yep. >> how old are they now? >> 15 and almost 14. >> what's it like for them having you as a dad and what's it like for you being a dad with two young teenaged sons? >> well it's awesome. they -- it's amazing. they're at the age now where it's getting really fun, you know, they like to come out on tour, which is interesting. >> how do you deal with that? >> well it's interesting because you know, when i've got, when they want to, stay longer, like dad, will you ask mom if we could stay longer and they want to stay longer. okay.
you know, so like they're, they're experiencing this part of, you know, of my life, and it's so fun bringing them around to see what it is that their dad's always gone doing, you know, and so they get it, and they want to stay. it's like a big -- it's like the ultimate fun, you know, summer camp to them, you know. >> when they get to like 19, 20, and they want to start partying -- >> oh, yeah. >> how are you going to deal with that? >> yeah. >> it's a question for all of you. how do you deal with that in terms of the advice you go i have to your offspring. mick you have four kids. >> yes. i have a 20-year-old, i have a 17-year-old, 16-year-old, and a 10-year-old. so the age gap is pretty wide. >> they're watching this and they've watched their dads and they're all like bloody hell. i want a bit of the action. then what do you say? >> you know, i just try to share
with them my experience, and you know, i'm, in the end i tell them you're going to do what you're going to do. you're going to make your decisions but at least you can see at least from a few stories that i've been involved with how it does or doesn't turn out good. >> if your daughter comes back with somebody resembling one of you lot when you were 20. >> kill him. >> simple as that. >> simple as that. >> no mucking around. just out the back door. >> i don't have a daughter but i've rehearsed a speech for that, it would be like, you know, the guy comes to the door, and you're sitting there and you go, listen, buddy, anything you do to my daughter, i'm going to do to you. >> ouch. >> i've got three sons but this last week my wife gave birth to a girl for the first time and i was thinking exactly, i felt murderous towards her first boyfriend already. she was a day old. i could feel this murderous thing rising inside of me.
are those girls, girls, girls ♪ let's talk about women for a moment, because imagine between have you ever worked out between you what the tally is likely to be? >> worked out what? >> the collective tally, the number in the last 30 years. >> collective tally. >> want to throw a number out there? >> geez. >> where are we headed? >> i'm not touching this one. >> don't get shy on me. >> crickets. >> why have you just gone all shy on me? i would imagine you'd be leaping up that ladder. wanting to plunk yourself -- >> i don't think we've ever talked about it, have we? >> never. >> gene simmons said something like 20,000 women. >> i think if you have to like get a number and tell somebody, it's kind of cheesy, you know. >> that's it. it's cheesy. >> it's the guy that talks about how much money he has all the
time and really doesn't have a lot of money so we don'treally have to tell you. >> we don't really have to tell you. >> the last thing you have to do in the interview is boast about women. >> it depends on the quality of the woman as well. >> i was going to come to that. who of all the women, let's come to the quick, if i could strand you on a desert island tomorrow, who is the woman you'd take? nikki, start with you. because you were known at one stage could be using i think "playboy" as a dating agency. >> yeah, that was a bad time for me. that and heroin don't go together well at all. like vince said 50% twice is how much? >> yeah. yeah, zero. >> desert island for the rest of your life, who is the woman? >> i'm really happy in a relationship right now and it's the first time i think i've been in a relationship with someone that's really healthy, and balanced, and it's great for me as an artist, as a creative guy. i know it's not exciting but i think it's about time. >> it would be her? >> yeah t would be her.
>> the current lady in your life? >> absolutely, yes. >> tommy? >> the same, i've got a girl that i've been seeing for over two years, who is just perfect. we're perfect together, man. it's -- she's a keeper. it's one of those. >> mick? >> same. keeper. >> this is actually a terrible question. none of you are going to say -- >> vince it's up to you. save this interview. >> the whole reputation of motley crue, there was a stripper in denver, it's that woman. >> new york the entire victoria's secret catalogue. >> yes! >> and my girl. >> back with lashings more sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll in a moment and later, a special announcement from motley crue. ♪ kickstart my heart ♪ i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too.
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♪ knocky hockey, high on speed ♪ talk too funny, my heart, my heart kickstart my heart ♪ you seem much more settled i guess, not that i've ever met any of you before but just from reputation it seems like you've been through this crazy three decades of mayhem, you've washed up miraculously alive and happy with good women and you're clean and life's very different now. >> life's good. it really is. we're having a good time and you know, still be relevant after
all these years and to go out there and play to new fans it's amazing. when motley goes on tour i stay on the road because we have a side band and i'm playing tonight. >> are you? >> in vegas. >> we have a big announcement coming after the break about vegas which i'm excited and your fans will be. do you have any regrets about all the mayhem, any regrets? >> no. >> i think you just learn by your mistakes, you know, don't really regret them, just whatever you did that you would regret you just have learned from it. >> i don't think i could do it again. if you said okay, let's start over, let's do everything we did, i don't think i'd have that much juice in me. >> i'd go back to building bridges. >> i don't know how the hell we did it, how the hell we survived but the good news is we're still here, like vince said and still
doing it. and we love it. >> you're together. you've had periods when one of you has gone off. >> sure. >> and you've come back together and a lot of rock bands there's often tension in the ranks. you can feel it, you know. the next thing they split up and that's it and most bands eventually go their separate ways and often never speak to each other again. how have you managed to keep this kind of relationship with each other? which seems very good. >> i think we've known each other longer than anybody else besides our parents and brothers and sisters, because i mean me and tommy went to high school together. we've known each other for 40 years. >> yes. >> it's crazy. >> and the reality is and the truth is you know as you get to a certain age, you start to look where you're at in your life and we've had the conversation about you know when is it time to stop? and we've had that conversation, a serious conversation like four
brothers, four best friends and said when do we stop, and i believe that you know unanimous decision is when we're done, when we think that we're done, we're not going to be like, i'm going to leave or tommy's going to quit. we're going to just call it a day. >> and you'll know that moment? >> we're going to know. trust me, we want to go out on top. we don't want to hovel into the sunset. >> it's not a very good look. >> not a very good look. >> what was the greatest night of all, if you could ever party again, what was the one? >> oh, man, there was a lot of them. that was tough, oh, boy. >> i can give you one party again. you can lay it on tonight. >> they're all the same. they're all -- it was like -- >> there must be one that you still occasionally go, god, you remember denver? or whatever it is. >> denver is actually not bad. that's a really good guess actually.
>> denver is not bad. that's a really good guess, actually. >> i could have said any city in the world. i remember that. we got stranded there for days and we were right across the street. >> we emptied the hotel of how much alcohol they had. the hotel ran out of alcohol, that's how much we were drinking. >> i got lucky there, right? >> thank you. >> i suspect it wasn't a coincidence. when we come back, i want to reveal this world exclusive, everybody. motley crue have a big announcement to make.
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in a place called the joint. >> the joint's hopping. >> you've never done this before, right? >> actually the first hard rock band to have a residency. bands like santana and elton john and these kind of acts, but, for us, well, motley crue is built about, we're all about theater and over the top stage shows. >> so vegas. >> it's a perfect fit for us. so, we're really, really excited. >> when is it happening? >> it's starting on february 3rd. >> three weeks. how do you get tickets? >> we go to we, you -- everybody
wants tickets. >> we'll comp you. >> you go to motley.com and ether going to go on sale. like vince has been saying, we're about over the top shows and we have to take those shows and put them on tour buses and take it around the country and sometimes limiting how much you can do because you have to move. when you are in one place, all of a sudden the idea of the band being able to be in the band or the crowd being on the stage. >> the biggest extravaganza. >> it's dangerous for guys like us. wait a minute, it doesn't have to move anywhere. >> we're going to have a lot of fun with the creative part. >> what about records. all the fans are wondering, another album on the way? >> i think we're getting to that place. i know we have been writing and we're going to start throwing ideas together pretty soon. you know, in the old days it was
the album, tour, recover from a hangover. album, tour. that really was our thing and we were like on a two-year cycle, basically. and things have changed so much where as we've been around longer, we're looking at different ways to get music to people. so, whether it's through social media and facebook and twitter and giving away stuff for free or not giving away stuff for free or tying it with tours. so many different ways of doing it and going in a studio and cutting 10 songs and just releasing those ten songs and you go to itunes and people just cherry pick anyway. we're always trying to find vehicles for that and try to do stuff that's exciting. >> i want to ask you individually here, how do you all want to be remembered because there's so many ways you could be remembered. it's a motley crue rock legend. start with you. how do you want to be remembered? >> i think, you know, with this band, you know, it's just kind
of like we did it our way. all that stuff was really, really -- >> that is certainly true. >> the palest guy in rock 'n' roll. >> that is true. >> god, i don't know. probably, you know, one of the, i don't know, maybe the most insane drummers of all time, you know -- >> that is true. that is true. three entirely true statements. >> i would like it be remembered for my hair. >> that is also true. gentlemen, it's been a great pleasure. can't wait to see the show. it's been fantastic. you guys are what rock 'n' roll is really all about. i feel like i've learned so much tonight. >> do you feel dirty? should we, one more for the road? >> let's do it. motley crue.